Definitions for "Materia medica"
Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; -- a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine.
That branch of medical science which treats of the sources, nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases, primarily with natural preparations, rather than pure or synthetic medicines; pharmacognosy.
a compendium of substance (remedy) proving records.
Text which describes the characteristics of the drug in detail as to pathogenicity and modifications by external influences.
the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects